Grokzone | Fresh News Headlines - Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • newTime to End the Cooked-Up Russia Collusion Probe
    Adriana Cohen, Boston HeraldAs real information emerges, it looks more and more like a hit job on President Trump and his administration fabricated by a witches brew of anti-Trump forces including the Obama administration, partisan DOJ/FBI officials…
    - 43 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:54pm -
  • newThe Kremlin's Election Meddling Is Paying Off
    Neera Tanden, The AtlanticFifty-four years ago this month, former President John F. Kennedy delivered the “Strategy of Peace,” a powerful address that captured America’s indispensable leadership at the height of the Cold War. Kennedy knew that…
    - 43 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:54pm -
  • newThe Supreme Court Strikes a Blow for Religious Liberty
    Kyle Sammin, The FederalistIn Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, the Supreme Court gave the lines between church and state some definition and struck a blow for religious liberty.
    - 43 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:54pm -
  • newCracking the Wall Between Church and State
    Cristian Farias, New York MagazineA look at the justices' only blockbuster ruling for of the session: Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer.
    - 43 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:54pm -
  • newRelax, GOPs' Medicaid Changes Aren't That Big of a Deal
    Rich Lowry, New York PostThe Brezhnev Doctrine said that the Soviet empire could only expand and never give back its gains. A domestic version of the doctrine has long applied to the welfare state â?? and never so brazenly aâ?¦
    - 44 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:53pm -
  • newTrumpcare Isn't About Health. It's a Tax Cut For the 1%
    Robert Reich, The Guardian
    - 44 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:53pm -
  • newDemocrats Face an Identity Crisis
    Amie Parnes, The HillDemocrats are grappling with how to keep their progressive base happy while winning over white working-class voters who left the party in the 2016 elections.
    - 44 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:53pm -
  • newCheer Up, Democrats

    Cheer Up, Democrats

    Robert Kuttner, HuffPostProgressives should be encouraged by recent special election results, not looking for a scapegoat.
    - 44 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 7:53pm -
  • newDemocrats Need to Shake Their Depression

    Democrats Need to Shake Their Depression

    Froma Harrop, Seattle TimesElvis said, "When things go wrong, don't go with them."
    - 8 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 12:41pm -
  • Mitch McConnell Isn't Playing 13-Dimensional Chess

    Mitch McConnell Isn't Playing 13-Dimensional Chess

    Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEightThe Senate’s version of the GOP health care bill, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled last week, hasn’t had the smoothest rollout. Some 22 million more people would go uninsured under the Better Care Reconci…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • Another Example of Media Recklessness on Russia

    Another Example of Media Recklessness on Russia

    Glenn Greenwald, The InterceptU.S. media outlets have repeatedly been caught publishing exaggerations and falsehoods about Moscow. That behavior is dangerous.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:59am -
  • Journalists, Turn on the Freakin' Camera Lights!

    Journalists, Turn on the Freakin' Camera Lights!

    Will Bunch, Philadelphia InquirerThe moves by the White House to bar cameras or audio from press briefings are another small step on the road to authoritarianism. It's time to turn the cameras back on, or walk out the door.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:59am -
  • Your Travel Ban Isn't Safe Yet, Mr. Trump

    Your Travel Ban Isn't Safe Yet, Mr. Trump

    Corey Brettschneider, New York TimesRead carefully, the Supreme Court ruling is actually bad news for the president.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:58am -
  • Obama Has the Worst Supreme Court Record in History

    Obama Has the Worst Supreme Court Record in History

    Joe Cunningham, Red StateWith the Trinity Lutheran decision offered by the Supreme Court yesterday, we officially reached the end of an era. That case was the last one the Obama Administration took any part in, having filed an amicus brief to the cou…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:58am -
  • Nancy Pelosi Can't Be Beaten

    Nancy Pelosi Can't Be Beaten

    Chris Cillizza, CNNIn the wake of Jon Ossoff's special election loss a week ago, calls began, again, within some corners of the Democratic caucus that it was time for Nancy Pelosi to step aside as the highest ranking House Democrat.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:52am -
  • Why Trump Needed a Honeymoon

    Why Trump Needed a Honeymoon

    Anneke Green, RealClearPoliticsIt was popular as Donald Trump assumed office five months ago to speculate whether he would give up control of his Twitter account. Keeping it was considered a sign of indiscipline and a risk no experienced politician w…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:45am -
  • CBO Gets ObamaCare Reform Estimates Wrong - Again

    CBO Gets ObamaCare Reform Estimates Wrong - Again

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth, IBDOn Monday the Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate of the Republican Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act. Â CBO calculated that the proposed bill would reduce the deficit by $321 billion over the n…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:36am -
  • Trump Won by Recapturing Reagan's Blue-Collar Magic

    Trump Won by Recapturing Reagan's Blue-Collar Magic

    Henry Olsen, National ReviewEditor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Henry Olsen's The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism. It is reprinted here with permission. Ronald Reagan often said that he d…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:35am -
  • Greed, Laziness & Trump Hatred Have Cost CNN Dearly

    Greed, Laziness & Trump Hatred Have Cost CNN Dearly

    Piers Morgan, Daily MailCNN's high moral ground has crumbled beneath it in spectacular style. In a humiliating moment in its history, CNN just accepted resignations from three of its top journalists for a fake story.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:35am -
  • Gorsuch Is the New Scalia, Just Like Trump Promised

    Gorsuch Is the New Scalia, Just Like Trump Promised

    Richard Hasen, LA TimesConservatives will be able to count on Gorsuch's vote.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:33am -
  • CNN Producer Caught on Tape Calling Russia Story BS

    CNN Producer Caught on Tape Calling Russia Story BS

    James O'Keefe, Project VeritasIn a video released overnight by 'Project Veritas' founder James O'Keefe, CNN producer John Bonifield is caught on film admitting that the network's constant coverage of the Trump-Russia narrative is "mostly bullshit" an…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 6:48am -
  • Replacing Obamacare a Make-or-Break Moment for GOP

    Replacing Obamacare a Make-or-Break Moment for GOP

    Hugh Hewitt, Wash PostSen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) threw himself off a political cliff last week when he declared full-throated opposition to the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, and it remains to be seen if Heller is hanging by a limb out o…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:59am -
  • A Supreme Win for Trump and the Rule of Law

    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:41am -
  • The Senate's Health-Care Hour

    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:40am -
  • Russia Scandal & Watergate Look More Similar by the Day

    Russia Scandal & Watergate Look More Similar by the Day

    Michelle Goldberg, SlateThe implosion of a presidency isn't necessarily obvious as it's happening.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:39am -
  • Fast & Furious Whistleblower Became an 'Enemy of the State'

    Fast & Furious Whistleblower Became an 'Enemy of the State'

    Sharyl Attkisson, TDSThe congressional probe into Fast and Furious is one of the longest in history.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:39am -
  • Lessons for Democrats From the Georgia Election

    Lessons for Democrats From the Georgia Election

    Jon Ossoff, Washington PostOn Nov. 9, Americans awakened to a startling reality: In the absence of broad, enduring citizen engagement, the door is left open for darkness to creep in and gain a foothold in our democracy.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:38am -
  • Tom Cotton Playing Health-Care Cards Close to Vest

    Tom Cotton Playing Health-Care Cards Close to Vest

    James Arkin, RealClearPoliticsSen. Tom Cotton is holding his health care cards close to his chest.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:37am -
  • On Gay Marriage, Don't Side With the Religious Baker

    - 15 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 5:23am -
  • The National Enquirer's Fervor for Trump

    The National Enquirer's Fervor for Trump

    Jeffrey Toobin, The New YorkerEvery Wednesday afternoon, in a windowless conference room in an office building at the tip of lower Manhattan, David Pecker decides what will be on the cover of the following week’s National Enquirer. Pecker is the lo…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:45am -
  • Fancy Names for Left-Wing Anti-Semitism

    Fancy Names for Left-Wing Anti-Semitism

    Charles Lipson, RealClearPoliticsIt was a Chicago weekend filled with gay pride events, with friends and families cheering on the marchers. But a dark cloud loomed over one event. When some lesbians showed up at the “Dyke March” with banners that…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:44am -
  • Seattle's Lesson on the Road to a $15 Minimum Wage

    Seattle's Lesson on the Road to a $15 Minimum Wage

    Megan McArdle, BloombergThe experiment has hurt low-wage workers, cutting their earnings by $125 a month.
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:41am -
  • Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?

    Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?

    Pat Buchanan, The American ConservativeIf Gov. Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status.
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:40am -
  • Let Consumers Repeal Obamacare

    Let Consumers Repeal Obamacare

    Robert Pollock, RealClearPoliticsObamacare was sold on a lie (“you can keep your doctor”) and built on a regressive tax known as the individual mandate. It has created untold anxiety for some of the most vulnerable among us, who have watched prem…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:39am -
  • Stop GOP From Sabotaging Health Care System

    Stop GOP From Sabotaging Health Care System

    Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- This is a week to keep focused on the most urgent question in domestic policy and politics: Will Republicans snatch health insurance from millions of Americans and slash the vital Medicaid program by near…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:38am -
  • A Premature Declaration of Victory on Travel Ban

    A Premature Declaration of Victory on Travel Ban

    Ed Kilgore, NY MagazineThe Supreme Court did reinstate a narrower version of the order. But the White House could easily lose in the end.
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:36am -
  • Trump's Travel Ban Victory Should Force Media to Reflect

    Trump's Travel Ban Victory Should Force Media to Reflect

    Jonathan Turley, The HillOPINION The Supreme Court's stay should concentrate minds in both the judiciary and the media on the loss of objectivity in analysis over the president's immigration order.
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:35am -
  • Planned Parenthood Still Believes It Can Win the Culture War

    Planned Parenthood Still Believes It Can Win the Culture War

    Emma Green, AtlanticThe United States Congress is trying hard to defund Planned Parenthood, once and for all. For a period of one year, the proposed American Health Care Act would prohibit federal funds from going to non-profit organizations that pro…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:35am -
  • The Travel Ban at the Supreme Court

    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:35am -
  • Can't Any Democrat Find a Message That Works?

    Can't Any Democrat Find a Message That Works?

    Wesley Pruden, Washington TimesSome discerning Democrats are at last telling the party chiefs that the party has no message to take to the hustings next year. That may be a misreading of the stars, Nancy Pelosi's horoscope and Chuck Schumer's tea lea…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:33am -
  • A Vote of Conscience and Courage

    A Vote of Conscience and Courage

    David Leonhardt, New York TimesSenators entered politics with high ideals. The health care vote presents them with a career-defining decision.
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 4:33am -